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Mizzou Baseball Player & Pitcher of the Week - March 15

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Missouri claimed a series victory this weekend by taking two-of-three from Xavier at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers won the opener on Friday, picking up a 7-6 win in 13 innings, which was the longest game for MU since a 14-inning contest against Akron in 2007. Mizzou defeated Xavier in game two of the series, 4-2, before the Musketeers avoided the sweep with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.

 

Mizzou Baseball Player of the Week

Brett Nicholas - INF - Junior

 

Brett Nicholas, a transfer from Scottsdale Community College, hit .625 (5-for-8) with three RBI this past weekend against Xavier. Nicholas opened the series by going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's extra-inning victory. He then drove in two runs on Saturday, finishing 1-for-2 with a single and a walk. On Sunday he was 1-for-2 and drew two walks. For the season, Nicholas is hitting .371 with one home run, four doubles and 14 RBI.

 

Mizzou Baseball Pitchers of the Week

Jeff Emens - RHP - Sophomore

Kelly Fick - LHP - Junior

 

Sophomore Jeff Emens and junior Kelly Fick share the honor of Pitcher of the Week for Mizzou this week.

 

Emens entered Friday night's game with two outs in the ninth inning and got the next batter to ground out, sending the game into extra innings. He remained in the game, pitching 4.1 innings in which he allowed no runs and just two hits. Emens struck out three and claimed his first career victory.

 

Fick was forced into action early in Saturday's game, when MU's starter Nick Tepesch left after one inning of work with an injury. Fick turned in 5.2 scoreless innings of work, giving up just three hits and striking out three. He retired the side in order in the second, fifth and sixth innings and did not face more than four batters in an inning until the seventh, when he was relieved by sophomore Ryan Clubb with two outs in the inning.

 

The Tigers' homestand continues as they host North Dakota in a four-game series this week. The series starts with games at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, followed by a doubleheader on Sunday.

  

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